Rustic art is simple art that looks charming over some good furniture. Whether in a modern city apartment or a rustic cabin in the countryside, you can add a bright area of interest to a boring wall with rustic wall decor.
And it is easy to do this yourself. Walls give you a huge and satisfying canvas to work your creativity on. You can create your own beautiful yet frugal wall decor or purchase some gorgeous and extravagant piece for your expensive drawing room.
Here are some rustic wall decor ideas that you can incorporate in your home today. Start by taking stock of all your furniture and other items and equipment around the house. It is important that your wall piece fits in with the rest your home. It won’t do, for instance, to have an elaborate wooden mirror in a minimalist modern room. Once you have decided that your furniture is traditional enough for rustic art, choose from one of the following.
Cuckoo clocks make great wall pieces along with traditional furniture. Team a cuckoo clock with rustic furniture in a warm home. Add some other items like chandeliers (which you can find at yard sales), tapestries, landscape paintings and good portraits in gold frames.
Paint your wall a warm shade of yellow for added rustic charm. You can add some DIY pieces on your wall such as black and white photos that you have added vintage frames around. Or you can make a wall collage with a series of such paintings.
Rustic Ideas for Modern Homes
If your home is more modern-minimalist but you want to add some warmth from wooden pieces, then go with simple and clean lines. A large wood-framed mirror in a shade that matches your furniture, for instance, can bring a modern rustic element to your room. Small wooden frames of rustic scenes placed in strategic places like at the bottom of stairs can have a great impact.
Small art is also a great way to fill up wall spaces. Try some simple leaf art – pressed autumn leaves pasted on post-card sized sheets of thick white paper or board – massed over an attractive wooden sideboard.
Other kinds of small art that you can incorporate into your home can include an eclectic collection of pieces on a rustic fireplace, such as an old fashioned alarm clock and candles. Team them with old framed photographs on the walls and a chandelier as a focal point of the room.
DIY Salvaged Rustic Décor Ideas
Salvage some of the old curios and items lying around in the attic or even in your barn. They can make for great rustic wall decor. For instance, an old wooden wheel from a broken wheelbarrow, old fashioned wooden bellows and wooden windows that look the worse for wear, but that can make a charming centerpiece on your wall.
You can include other items like wooden masks, old doors, horseshoes, animal skulls, old padlocks with chain, picture frames, odd machine parts etc. Place these strategically on your wall to great effect. Add a saddle in the corner for additional ambiance. You can place an old door like an awning and mount windows beneath it.
The ideas you can come up with for rustic wall decor are endless and if you dig into your inner artist, you are sure to find some great ideas as well.